Kenya Cup Match Day 2: Kisumu stun Nondies

Kenya Cup returnees Kisumu pulled off the upset of the weekend, stopping multiple Kenya Cup champions Nondescripts 19-17 in match day action at the Mamboleo Showground in Kisumu City on Saturday 2 November 2019.

Kisumu, crushed 89-0 last weekend by Kabras, led 12-5 at the interval courtesy of tries from veteran frontrow Jaycox Mwavali and winger Oscar Othonje with Walter Mikanga drilling home a conversion. Former Kisumu player Fidel Oloo landed a unconverted try for Nondies.

Mikanga converted Felix Otieno’s second half try to see Kisumu go 19-5 up before Steve Odhiambo’s converted try and Phares Mbadi’s late try brought Nondies to within two points of Kisumu, two points too little as the full time whistle soon sounded.  

Kenya Harlequin 20 KCB 32
Defending champions KCB cruised to a 29-3 half time lead but couldn’t sustain the momentum in the second half as
hosts Kenya Harlequin rallied to within nine points of the bankers before a penalty gave KCB the 32-20 full time result at the RFUEA.

Shaban Ahmed scored and converted his own try to give KCB a 7-0 lead before Quins responded through Lyle Asiligwa’s penalty moments later. Davis Chenge landed the bankers second try, Isaac Njoroge converting and adding a penalty for a 17-3 lead. Njoroge then converted the second of Peter Kilonzo’s tries to give KCB a 29-3 lead at the interval.

The tide would change in the second half, KCB’s Mike Kimwele sin binned and Quins awarded a penalty try that brought the score to 29-10. The hosts would land ten more points through tries from Jacob Okumba and Pius Shiundu before Njoroge drilled home another penalty to secure the 32-20 result for KCB.

Stanbic Mwamba 9 Kabras Sugar 43
Kabras Sugar won convincingly on the road, crushing hosts Stanbic Mwamba 43-9 at the Nairobi Railway Club. Former Nakuru and Kenya back row Lawi Buyachi put the visitors ahead with a converted try before Mwamba responded with two Brian Kivasia penalties to trail 7-6 at the interval.

It all fell apart for Mwamba after the restart, Charlton Mokua’s converted try seeing Kabras go 14-6 up. A third converted try from Fijian import Timosi Senate took the score to 21-6 before Kivasia drilled home his and Mwamba’s final points of the game with the scores at 21-9.  Jone Kubu’s drop goal put Kabras 24-9 up. Another Fijian, Nakaragua Abisai then landed a brace of tries, one of them converted to see Kabras cruising at 36-9 before Senate’s converted try at the death secured the result for the sugarmen.

Resolution Impala Saracens stopped Blak Blad 57-9 at the Impala Club as Menengai Cream Homeboyz condemned hosts Top Fry Nakuru to their second succesive loss, winning 15-10 at the Nakuru Athletic Club.

Menengai Oilers were made to work hard against hosts Western Bulls, winning 27-21 at The Bull Ring in Kakamega,